How do you use an EpiPen step by step?
How To Use an EpiPen –
Can you use an EpiPen through clothes?
EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr® and Mylan’s authorized generics should only be injected into the middle of your outer thigh (upper leg), through clothing if necessary. Do not inject into your veins, buttocks, fingers, toes, hands or feet.
What to do after using an EpiPen?
The effects of epinephrine can wear off or you could have a second reaction, so call 911, or go to the emergency room right after using EpiPen. When the dose is delivered and EpiPen ® is released from the injection site, the orange needle cover will automatically extend and immediately locks in place.
When should I use my EpiPen?
When to use EpiPen. If you have been prescribed EpiPen ®, you should carry it with you at all times and use it immediately at the first signs and symptoms of a severe allergic reaction. In a severe allergic emergency, quick symptom recognition and immediate treatment are vital.